Image Keith Hiscock - Two anemones on Buccinum shell. Aquarium photograph. Image width ca 10 cm.
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Calliactis parasitica is not listed under any importance categories.
|Phylum||Cnidaria||Sea anemones, corals, sea firs & jellyfish|
|Recent synonyms||Cribrina rondeletti|
|Recorded Distribution in Britain and Ireland||Found from the southwest coast of England, east to the Bill of Portland. It has also been recorded from Tralee Bay on the east coast of Ireland.|
|Habitat information||Typically found in association with a hermit crab, Pagurus bernhardus. It occasionally lives alone attached to rock or empty shells. It is rarely intertidal but locally common offshore to depths of about 60 m.|
|Description||Column taller than wide, may be up to 8 cm high by 5 cm wide, firm and stiff. Numerous slender tentacles, up to 700, of moderate length present. Small blister-like pores (cinclides) present at the base of the animal, through which long thread-like acontia can be expelled. Base colour cream or buff, blotched and streaked with reddish or greyish brown, tending to form vertical stripes.|
|Additional information||No text entered|
This review can be cited as follows:
John Bleach 2007. Calliactis parasitica. Parasitic anemone. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 18/12/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=2833>